Welsh Government Culture Grant Scheme for Grassroot Organisations – now open
The Welsh Government’s Culture Grant Scheme for Grassroot Organisations is one of a range of activities taking place that will support Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, including people from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, having equitable access to and involvement in cultural activities across Wales.
Welsh Government has outlined its commitments and initiative on race equality, published in June 2022 in the Anti-racist Wales Action Plan. The Plan outlined Welsh Government’s vision to become an anti-racist nation by 2030 and set out key priority goals and actions for eleven policy areas including for Culture, Heritage and Sport
As part of those goals and actions this grant, managed by Diverse Cymru, seeks to support Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, including people from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, to develop cultural and creative activities across Wales and can support single year or multi-year projects up to December 2024.
What projects will be supported?
We want to support a range of projects and groups that reflect the diversity of Wales’s communities including, but not exclusive to visual art, community art, dance, carnival, festivals, performance, literature, and music.
Two types of grant are available, please check the eligibility criteria for each grant before applying.
Funding from £1001 – £5,000 is available to projects led by grassroot constituted not for profit organisations including charities and community interest companies. Unincorporated organisation / constituted groups can apply in association with a fully constituted organisation.
Funding from £5001 – £30,000 is available to support projects delivered by constituted not for profit organisations including charities and community interest companies.
Round 1: applications for all two grants are now open and will close on Monday 25th September at 9am.
Decisions will be made by an independent grant panel. We expect to notify groups of an outcome late October and that projects should be ready to begin immediately.
Organisations can apply for single or multi-year funding. For single year projects, funding must be spent by 31 March 2024. Organisations seeking multi-year funding must stipulate the amount needed for each financial year (not exceeding the maximum threshold of £30,000 for the two years) and must complete the project by 31 December 2024.
For more information
Each grant (medium or large grant) has its own information sheet that will give you further information on the which groups are eligible and what the grant can be used on.
Please click the links here to access the Information Sheets
Medium Grant Information Sheet
Large Grant Information Sheet
Application Forms can be downloaded from the below two options:
Medium Grant Application Form
Large Grant Application Form
Please note that Welsh language Information Sheets and Application Forms will be available shortly.
Please also see our Frequently Asked Questions for more information
Support for applying
We will be holding online Information Sessions for you to get more information about the grant scheme and to ask any questions that you might have.
The first session will take place at 11am on Tuesday 22nd August on Zoom. To book, please click this link or email us at email@example.com
We will also be running advice sessions for groups on how to write a good application, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on these.
A grant scheme for small and unconstituted groups for funding up to £1,000 will open early September. Please get in touch and we will contact you again when the small grant scheme is open.
To find out how we will handle any personal data you provide in relation to your grant application or request for grant funding, please see our Privacy Statement
For any other information about the scheme, please email us at email@example.com